Death is only Skin Deep review

The Horror Hothouse


Death is Only Skin Deep is a brief showcase of very short Victorian ‘gaslight’ horror stories from new fantasy imprint NobleFusion.

In The Garden and the Mirror by Tim W Burke, faith healer Mr Keresh falls in love with his patient’s wife. Needless to say when his client discovers why his treatment regime is no longer working he takes matters into his own hands, but death isn’t the end for Mr Keresh.

Sherri Dean’s Little Zombie Lulu rises from the cemetery with the uncanny ability to read minds shortly before she feasts on them and you really won’t want to eat the Fresh Sausage and Biscuits in Allison Stein‘s story of an American Civil War rape victim.

While each of these stories are competently written, their brevity means that they miss out on the sense of ‘gaslight’ period and atmosphere. Fresh Sausages and Biscuits scrapes by…

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